Thumbing Through Some SBSs

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:51 am

Spinattora

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A Euro seatrout pattern; here's a decent SBS I found.


hook - Dai Riki 730 #8
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing hare's ear
wing - grey squirrel tail
throat - partridge
eyes - bead chain silver
head - dubbing hare's ear
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:42 am

Greenwells Bumble

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Found this version over on a U.K. site; swapped out the gp tippet tail for crest. First attempt at dyeing Greenwells; a work in progress.


hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - small wire gold
body - dubbing olive/golden olive/Ice Dub peacock
body hackle - Greenwells (furnace dyed - 1 Tbs Rit Golden yellow/1 cup water)
collar - hen grizzly dyed Silver Doctor blue (2 packs Koolaid Ice Blue Raspberry/1 cup water)
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:24 am

Barron's New Yorkie

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Looks like the crest could use some more time in the dye bath.


hook - Dai Riki 075 #8
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - dyed red golden pheasant crest over tippet (1 Tbs Rit Scarlet/1 cup water)
rib - oval tinsel gold
body - dubbing black
body hackle - hen black (front 1/3)
collar - hen badger
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:12 am

Hazel's Steelhead Coachman

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Swapped the hackle tail for gp crest


hook - Dai Riki 899 #6
thread - Danville 6/0 orange
tail - golden pheasant crest
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - peacock herl
hackle - partridge
wing - calftail white
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:19 pm

Bjorn's Clearwater Crusher

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hook - Dai Riki 899 #6
thread - MFC 6/0 fire orange
tag - Krystal Flash peacock
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - oval tinsel silver
body - peacock herl
wing - mallard flank
hackle - mottled hen
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:02 am

Spencer's Moose Hair Muddler

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Found this in the Bend Bulletin. Simplicity in itself, although you want to keep the wing/head sparse; if you've never spun moose hair you're in for a treat. Change color/size to suit your needs.


hook - Maruto 2312 #6
thread - UTC 140 black
body - Congo Hair purple
wing/head - moose body hair


mash barb/start thread; fold over a hank of CH, tie in, wrap to bend

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twist the CH, wrap to tie in; tie off, untwist, trim

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clean, stack, measure (hook length) a clump of moose body hair; trim, spin the bobbin to tighten up the thread, take 2 soft loops, spin the moose hair (it may need a little assistance)

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stroke the head back, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Golden Stone variation

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hook - Dai Riki 899 #8
thread - UTC 140 tan
body - Congo Hair gold
wing/head - bleached moose body hair
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:14 am

Charlie Special

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A vintage cutthroat pattern from Flies of the Northwest. Going to tie some of these in orange, too, because little blue line cutts are stupid for orange.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - Danville 6/0 black
tail - golden pheasant tippet
rib - x-small wire gold
body - floss scarlet
hackle - brown
underwing - deer hair
overwing - calftail white


mash barb, start thread; tie in rib, wrap to bend

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strip some tippet fibers, measure (gap width past bend); tie in/trim

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tie in floss; create tapered body, tie off/trim (leave yourself about 2 eye widths at the front for the wing tie-in)

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tie in hackle (use your good stuff if you want but with the questionable floating properties of the tail and body, you're just delaying the inevitable); palmer to the tail

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rib thru hackle; helicopter end, cover with thread, trim hackle tip

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clean, stack, measure (tips not quite to tail) a clump of deer hair; trim to length/tie in

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repeat with calftail

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whip finish, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:43 am

Culton's Gold Steelhead Spider

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hook - Dai Riki 899 #6
thread - Uni 8/0 fire orange
butt - peacock herl
abdomen - Flashabou silver (5 strands doubled/twisted)
thorax - dubbing gold
1st shoulder hackle - golden pheasant rump
2nd shoulder hackle - mottled India Hen
3rd shoulder hackle - woodduck flank
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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by mitch aka 2 fish » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:40 am

holy fuck.
hey! everyone entitled owns a right opinion, buddy.

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:50 am

Ugly Rudamus

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Originated by Montana tyer John Faust; not sure if this came before/after Doug Swisher's Madame X, but they do seem to share some genetic code.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #8
thread - UTC 140 grey brown
tail - elk hair
body - Flashabou pearl
underwing - Flashabou pearl
over-underwing - turkey quill
head/wing - elk hair

mash barb, start thread at head

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clean, stack, measure (hook length+gap) a clump of elk hair; trim, tie in with 2 soft loops, tighten, spin, trim butts

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clean, stack, measure (gap width) another clump of elk; tie in, wrap butts to head/trim

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tie in some Flashabou, wrap to tail, leave tips hanging forward over head

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wrap body; tie off/trim

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fold tips back, tie down, trim a bit longer than tail

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tie in turkey/trim tips

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push elk hair back around eye, distributing evenly all around

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pull back, tie down with 2 soft wraps, tighten, whip finish, SHHAN

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trim elk out underneath

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go fish

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:00 pm

Tom Thumb

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A vintage stillwater pattern; either English or B.C. roots. The wing/shellback sequence was lifted from Charlie Craven's Improved Humpy; makes it much easier to get consistent wing length and cuts down on bulk.


hook - Dai Riki 300 #10
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail - elk hair
body - peacock herl
shellback/wing - elk hair


mash barb, start thread; wrap to bend

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clean, stack, measure (gap width past bend) a clump of elk hair; tie in/trim

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clean, stack, measure (shank length) another clump of elk

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tie in at eye, trim about 1/2 of the hair out as you wrap to towards the tail to cut down on bulk

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tie in peacock, wrap herl to front, tie off/trim; re-enforce if you want (I should have counterwrapped some x-small wire - next one) but with the ungulate shellback, it's just a race to see which will shred first

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pull shellback forward; tie off/trim butts

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pull wing back (note to self - use black thread next time)

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half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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Re: Thumbing Through Some SBSs

Post by ScottP » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:46 am

P.M. Caddis

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Stillwater stuff; change color/size to suit your needs.


hook - Dai Riki 135 #6
thread - Uni 8/0 rusty dun
underbody - large tinsel opal
body - Swannundaze amber
1st shoulder hackle - dyed gold (1 Tbs Rit Golden Yellow/1 cup water)
2nd shoulder hackle - badger
head - Ice Dub hare's ear
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RIP Walter

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